Top 10 Best San Mateo County Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 36 public high schools serving 27,984 students in San Mateo County, CA. The top ranked public high schools in San Mateo County, CA are Terra Nova High School, Summit Public School: Shasta and Carlmont High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Mateo County, CA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the California public high school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 56% statewide average). High schools in San Mateo County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of California public high schools.
San Mateo County, CA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 90%, which is more than the California average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is El Camino High School, with 98% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public high school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Mateo County Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Terra Nova High School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1450 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 550-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 742 students
Rank: #22.
Summit Public School: Shasta
Charter School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
905 Campus Dr.
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 556-1110
Grades: 9-12
| 459 students
Rank: #33.
Carlmont High School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 85% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 595-0210
Grades: 9-12
| 2,302 students
Rank: #44.
Oceana High School
Alternative School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
401 Paloma Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 550-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 573 students
Rank: #55.
Pescadero High School
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
350 Butano Cut Off
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0274
Grades: 9-12
| 82 students
Rank: #66.
Summit Public School: Denali
Charter School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 80% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
539 E. Weddell Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(669) 721-2646
Grades: 6-12
| 677 students
Rank: #77.
Westmoor High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
131 W.moor Ave.
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 550-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,294 students
Rank: #88.
Mills High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 75% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Murchison Dr.
Millbrae, CA 94030
(650) 558-2599
Grades: 9-12
| 1,156 students
Rank: #99.
Burlingame High School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 78% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 558-2899
Grades: 9-12
| 1,530 students
Rank: #1010.
Menlo-atherton High School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 73% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
555 Midfield Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 322-5311
Grades: 9-12
| 2,221 students
Rank: #1111.
Aragon High School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 77% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
900 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 558-2999
Grades: 9-12
| 1,757 students
Rank: #1212.
Hillsdale High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 71% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3115 Del Monte St.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 558-2699
Grades: 9-12
| 1,647 students
Rank: #1313.
San Mateo High School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 68% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
506 N. Delaware St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 558-2399
Grades: 9-12
| 1,669 students
Rank: #1414.
Jefferson High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6996 Mission St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 550-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,246 students
Rank: #1515.
El Camino High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1320 Mission Rd.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8806
Grades: 9-12
| 1,213 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Baden High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
825 S.wood Dr.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8769
Grades: 9-12
| 111 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
San Mateo County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
101 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 802-5588
Grades: K-12
| 89 students
Rank: #1818.
Design Tech High School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
275 Oracle Pkwy.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 231-2701
Grades: 9-12
| 562 students
Rank: #1919.
Canyon Oaks Youth Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Edmonds Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 839-1810
Grades: 7-12
| 9 students
Rank: #2020.
Sequoia High School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 59% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1201 Brewster Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 367-9780
Grades: 9-12
| 1,945 students
Rank: #2121.
Woodside High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 63% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
199 Churchill Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 367-9750
Grades: 9-12
| 1,759 students
Rank: #2222.
Gateway Center
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
35 Tower Rd.
San Mateo, CA 94402
(650) 598-2150
Grades: 6-12
| 10 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Margaret J. Kemp
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Paul Scannell Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 312-5235
Grades: 7-12
| 5 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
498 Kelly Ave.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-7224
Grades: 9-12
| 36 students
Rank: #2525.
South San Francisco High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 B St.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 877-8754
Grades: 9-12
| 1,320 students
Rank: #2626.
Summit Preparatory Charter High School
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
890 Brd.way
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 556-1110
Grades: 9-12
| 430 students
Rank: #2727.
Capuchino High School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 61% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1501 Magnolia Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 558-2799
Grades: 9-12
| 1,123 students
Rank: #2828.
Half Moon Bay High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 56% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1 Lewis Foster Dr.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 712-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,039 students
Rank: #2929.
Everest Public High School
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
455 Fifth Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 366-1050
Grades: 9-12
| 322 students
Rank: #3030.
Hillcrest At Youth Services Center
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Loop Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 312-5323
Grades: 5-12
| 11 students
Rank: #3131.
Peninsula High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
860 Hinckley Rd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 558-2499
Grades: 9-12
| 1 students
Rank: #3232.
Peninsula High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
860 Hinckley Rd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 558-2402
Grades: 9-12
| 173 students
Rank: #3333.
Thornton High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
115 First Ave.
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 550-7840
Grades: 9-12
| 65 students
Rank: #3434.
Redwood High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤10% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1968 Old Co Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-1411
Grades: 9-12
| 218 students
Rank: n/an/a
Community Day
Alternative School
201 W. Orange Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 616-3882
Grades: 6-12
| 0 students
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San Mateo County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3150 Granger Way
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 482-2401
Grades: K-5
| 470 students
656 Bair Island Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 361-1345
Grades: 9-11
| n/a students
2025 Kehoe Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7660
Grades: 6-8
| 662 students
1427 Palmetto Ave
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6665
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
400 Log Cabin Ranch Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 747-9689
Grades: 7-12
| 14 students
1109 Hilton St
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 298-0259
Grades: 9-12
| 15 students
444 E. Market St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 991-1211
Grades: K-5
| 390 students
60 Christopher Ct.
Daly City, CA 94015
(650) 991-1206
Grades: K-6
| 313 students
2322 Crestmoor Dr
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 624-3145
Grades: K-5
| 158 students
275 Oracle Pkwy.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 231-2701
Grades: 9-12
| 552 students
Aspire Public Schools 1564 Lau
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 329-2811
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
201 N. Balboa Way
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 624-3150
Grades: K-5
| 262 students
2600 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 363-4221
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
2950 Fair Oaks Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 482-2403
Grades: K-5
| 219 students
1 Martin St.
Daly City, CA 94014
(415) 467-5443
Grades: 5-8
| 187 students
909 Roosevelt Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 482-2407
Grades: K-5
| 312 students
890 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94062
Grades: 9-11
| 198 students
321 Sheridan Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 329-2800
Grades: K-8
| 275 students
555 Ave. Del Ora
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2406
Grades: K-5
| 275 students
400 Duane St
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 366-3827
Grades: 3-8
| n/a students
699 Serramonte Blvd
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 301-8404
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
201 West Orange Ave
South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 589-3430
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students
930 Oddstad Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6676
Grades: K-5
| 310 students
350 Butano Cut Off
Pescadero, CA 94060
(650) 879-0274
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1390 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 802-5186
Grades: 6-10
| 10 students
1599 Industrial Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(209) 591-5400
Grades: 9-12
| 135 students
101 Twin Dolphin Dr.
Redwood City, CA 94065
(650) 598-2000
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
300 Piedmont, Room 419
San Bruno, CA 94066
(650) 348-8834
Grades: 9-12
| 8 students
300 28th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 312-7551
Grades: 6-8
| 2 students
2600 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 369-1411
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
120 James Ave.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 369-1411
Grades: 9-12
| 39 students
325 Camille Ct.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 369-5851
Grades: 9-11
| 276 students
553 Hazel Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066
Grades: 9-12
| 133 students
620 Willow Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 329-2850
Grades: K-5
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in San Mateo County, CA?
The top ranked public high schools in San Mateo County, CA include Terra Nova High School, Summit Public School: Shasta and Carlmont High School. San Mateo County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
How many public high schools are located in San Mateo County, CA?
36 public high schools are located in San Mateo County, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in San Mateo County, CA?
San Mateo County, CA public high schools minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public high schools average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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